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Mulberry in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historical Citrus Planting

 
 
Historical Citrus Planting Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 27, 2012
1. Historical Citrus Planting Marker
Inscription. Historical Citrus Planting March 14, 1959. Site of first experimental planting of citrus on reclaimed phosphate mining land. The project was originated and executed by William James Menear, land manager, Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation.
 
Location. 27° 53.635′ N, 81° 58.371′ W. Marker is in Mulberry, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on SE First Street (State Road 37) near State Road 60, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 SE First St, Mulberry FL 33860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mulberry Time Capsule ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Mulberry Tree ( within shouting distance of this marker); Phosphate Area War Memorial ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cecil B. Strange ( about 300 feet away); Pierce ( approx. 4.4 miles away); Bealsville ( approx. 7.2 miles away); Glover School ( approx. 7.4 miles away); 320th Bombardment Group (M) ( approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mulberry.
 
More about this marker. Parking lot of Mulberry Phosphate Museum. Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm. A large
Plaque image. Click for full size.
2. Plaque
dragline bucket is adjacent to the parking lot behind a load of mined rock. Visitors are free to sift through the rock for fossils and sharks’ teeth.
 
Regarding Historical Citrus Planting. No citrus trees remain in the immediate vicinity.
 
Additional keywords. museum, fossils
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNatural Resources
 
The area of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 26, 2008
3. The area of the marker
Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
October 6, 2007
4. Museum Sign
Phosphate mining bucket image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, September 13, 2007
5. Phosphate mining bucket
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 27, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   2. submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   3. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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